n Akroterion - Horace's claim to fame in book 1 : a question of expectations?

Volume 58, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0303-1896
  • E-ISSN: 2079-2883
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The first book of introduces the reader to a carefully conceived sequence of poems. This article argues that with this sequence a larger more philosophical is suggested for the individual poems as well as for the collection as a whole. This article further proposes that the careful construction of an individual book of has a significant impact on the frame of reference of the collection as a whole. book 1 is taken as an example substantiating this argument.

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